The 2014 World Championship Will Feature Flatwater Racing in Lake Nicaragua and StandUp Paddle Surfing in the Pacific at La Boquita
La Jolla, California, February 27, 2014 – The International Surfing Association (ISA) is excited to announce the third annual ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) to take place at two different locations this year in Nicaragua, May 3rd to May 11th. The SUP Surfing portion will take place in the ocean at La Boquita on the west coast of Central Nicaragua, while this year’s SUP and Paddleboard flatwater Racing portion will be held on the northwest area of Lake Nicaragua in Granada, which is the oldest colonial city of the country.
“As SUP continues to evolve and still reign as the fastest growing sport, not just within surfing, but of all sports around the world, we are excited that Nicaragua will host this year’s World Championship at two different venues,” said ISA President Fernando Aguerre. “The universal accessibility of the sport allows the ISA to host this year’s championships in both the Pacific Ocean and on Nicaragua’s beautiful Lake Nicaragua. Nicaragua is a wonderful host country. Although it’s a small nation in Central America, its rich coast is full of waves, offshore winds, and gracious people. I am especially thankful to President Ortega for his continued support of the development of SUP and Surfing in his country and around the globe.”
More than 150 of the world’s greatest watermen from over 25 countries will compete in 11 different disciplines in the Men’s and Women’s divisions for the Club Waikiki-Peru ISA World Team Champion Trophy and individual Gold Medals. The 2014 World SUP and Paddleboard Championship will include Men’s and Women’s SUP Surfing, SUP Technical Race, SUP Distance Race, Paddleboard Technical Race, Paddleboard Distance Race, and the Team Relay Race, for featuring both men and women.
More information is here.